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Maggie working on her New Year"s resolution, Making progress on her treadmill

2006-12-22 - Anchorage, Alaska, United States. Lauren Maxwell

It was more than a year ago when we first told you that Maggie, the elephant at the Alaska Zoo, was getting the first-ever elephant treadmill in the country. We wanted to bring you an update now. In the months since the treadmill was installed, Maggie has been getting used to it...very slowly. Her keepers have been working with her every day and say Maggie will now venture into the confined area that holds the treadmill and stand on top of it. Although, they have yet to actually turn it on.


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Elephant Shuns Jumbo Treadmill in Anchorage

2006-05-19 - Anchorage, Alaska, United States. Blake de Pastino

You can lead an elephant to a treadmill, but you can't make her walk. That's the lesson zookeepers are learning in Anchorage, Alaska, where they have been struggling to get the zoo's resident elephant to exercise. Maggie, a 23-year-old African elephant (pictured here on May 16), is the only pachyderm at the Alaska Zoo, where she is kept indoors much of the time to protect her from the cold.


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Treadmill arrives for Alaska elephant - 16,000-Pound Treadmill Designed to Exercise Maggie the Elephant Arrives at the Alaska Zoo

2005-09-14 - ANCHORAGE, Alaska, United States.

A 16,000-pound treadmill specifically built to exercise Maggie the elephant arrived at the Alaska Zoo, but the question remains: Just how do you get a more than 4-ton animal fighting the battle of the bulge to use a treadmill? Zoo director Tex Edwards is optimistic she can do it. "Every time we've undertaken to teach Maggie something new she has always learned it faster than we anticipated," Edwards said Tuesday. "She seems to enjoy new challenges."


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Maggie mail, pro and con

2005-02-13 - ANCHORAGE, Alaska, United States.

The Daily News asked readers what they thought should happen to Maggie the elephant in Alaska Zoo. Here's a sampling of the many responses.


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American Zoo and Aquarium Association: Alaska"s only elephant should be moved

2005-01-26 - ANCHORAGE, Alaska, United States. Mary Pemberton, ASSOCIATED PRESS

Alaska's only elephant should be moved to a zoo with better facilities and programs where she can enjoy the company of other female elephants, the head of a national zoo group said Wednesday.

"In our view, the elephant could thrive better elsewhere," said Sydney J. Butler, executive director of the American Zoo and Aquarium Association in Washington, D.C.

The AZA represents 214 accredited zoos and aquariums in the United States, Canada, Bermuda and Hong Kong. The...


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Editorial: Alaskans rally "round elephant

2005-01-12 - Anchorage, Alaska, United States.

There are African elephants and there are Asian elephants, but there is only one Alaskan elephant. To animal-rights groups, the national zoo-accreditation group -- and, probably, most anyone who thinks a modern zoo should not condone suffering -- that's one too many.


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Alaska frets about its elephant, A $100,000 treadmill may not satisfy the angry demands of animal liberationists.

2005-01-09 - ANCHORAGE, Alaska, United States. Sarah Kershaw, New York Times

She played in the snow. She played the harmonica. She snacked on hot dog buns and hay, chewed on birch bark and snorted.

Still, it was impossible to answer the question that is causing so much consternation: Is Alaska's only elephant happy?

Maggie, the African elephant who has resided at the Alaska Zoo since 1983 -- a creature of the tropics amid snow leopards and polar bears -- is, after all, said to be rather moody and prickly.

But whether Maggie, a...


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Alaska Zoo to Build Elephant Treadmill

2004-10-07 - ANCHORAGE, Alaska, United States. Mary Pemberton, Associated Press Writer

Alaska zoo is to build what it believes to be the world's first elephant treadmill as part of plans to enrich its only elephant's life with better accommodation and activities.


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Maggie the lonely elephant to stay in Alaska

2004-08-17 - Anchorage, Alaska, United States.

America's and the world´s northernmost elephant is staying put, to the relief of many visitors at the Alaska Zoo and the consternation of some animal advocates who say the African-born pachyderm needs a warmer climate, more space and the company of her own kind.


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Second oldest camp elephant dies in Tamil Nadu

2022-04-27 - Pollachi, India.

Vijayalakshmi, the second oldest camp elephant of the Tamil forest department, died at the age of 71 in the Kozhikamuthi elephant camp in the Anaimalai Tiger Reserve (ATR) on Wednesday afternoon. The ...


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3rd Asian Elephant Range States Meeting to be held in Nepal

2022-04-27 - Kathmandu, Nepal.

The 3rd Asian Elephant Range States Meeting (AsERSM) will be held in Nepal from April 27. The sole purpose of the meeting is to secure the future of Asian elephants. Delegates from all 13 Asian Elepha...


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Coming Up Trunks: Elephant Superstud Shows Off His Strength

2022-04-25 - Basel, Switzerland.

African bull elephant Tusker, who sired 13 calves at his previous zoo homes, has become a star attraction at Switzerland's Basel Zoo; not for fatherhood, but for his baffling skills in balancing huge ...


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Jawed Karim Posted the First-Ever video on YouTube 17 years ago

2022-04-25 - San Diego, United States.

On 24th April, 17 years ago, a 25-year-old man named Jawed Karim posted the first-ever video on YouTube, launching a service that has since grown to become the go-to hub for video streaming. The low-r...


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Two male elephants from a well-known wildlife sanctuary in Hazyview die while under sedation

2022-04-25 - Nelspruit, South Africa.

Two elephants, Kasper and Kitso, died while under sedation during relocation efforts from the Lowveld to Kleinmond Wildlife Sanctuary (KWS) in the Western Cape on April 23. According to the owner and ...


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No, Viral Video Does Not Show Muslim Man Attempting To Feed Meat To Elephant

2022-04-22 - Malappuram, India.

The viral video was shared with the claim that the Muslim man from Kerela attempted to provide the elephant with meat to consume. Social media users mocking alleged that it was an attempt to convert t...


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Twin elephant calves born in Bandipur saved from drowning moments after birth

2022-04-21 - , India.

Ramesh Kumar, Director, Bandipur Tiger Reserve, said a few tourists on a safari and staff saw a pregnant elephant near the old reception centre. As the safari van waited, the elephant heaved itself an...


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UP: Dudhwa to get own elephant reserve

2022-04-17 - , India.

Dudhwa would soon have its own dedicated elephant reserve named as Terai Elephant Reserve (TER). The proposed Terai Elephant Reserve in Dudhwa would comprise Pilibhit Tiger Reserve (800 sq kms), Dudhw...


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Experts begin treatment of aged elephant at ATR camp

2022-04-17 - , India.

Four veterinary experts have started treatment of Vijayalakshmi, a 72-year-old female elephant housed at the Kozhikamuthi elephant camp in the Anamalai Tiger Reserve, which has been suffering from dig...


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Adjustments to elephant conservation plan approved

2022-04-16 - , Vietnam.

Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh has approved adjustments to an elephant conservation plan in Vietnam that was previously signed off for 2013-2020. Under the decision, the scheme will be implemented...


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Elephant Keeper

2022-04-16 - Austin, United States.

Austin, Texas-based activist filmmaker Kate Kirby’s documentary explores the relationship between a mahout and the 60-year-old elephant he tends at a Laotian elephant conservation center.


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More escort elephants must not be allowed at temple festivals: High Court

2022-04-15 - Kochi, India.

The High Court has directed that the government\'s order not to allow more escort elephants than existing ones must be complied with in festivals and other functions at temples under the Travancore De...


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elephant handler is grabbed by the scruff of the neck and forced to kneel at an elephant’s feet after repeatedly beating the animal in the head with a sharp hook in Thailand

2022-04-14 - Ayutthaya, Thailand.

The keeper Peerapat, 18, pierced Chan's thick leathery skin with the bullhook and caused the elephant so much pain that his legs collapsed. Chan Chao is now being treated by local vets with deep cuts ...


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Botswana to translocate 500 elephants to Mozambique

2022-04-14 - Gaborone, Botswana.

Two years after pledging 500 elephants to Mozambique as a gift, Botswana says the animals are set to be translocated in the near future. This was revealed by President Mokgweetsi Masisi during a three...


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Belfast Zoo elephants set to be rehomed at new facility

2022-04-13 - Belfast, United Kingdom.

Two much loved elephants at Belfast Zoo are to leave for a new home the City Council has confirmed on Wednesday. Asian elephants Dunja and Yheeto – both in their 40s - are among the largest resident...


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Elephant kills Colombian researcher in Uganda

2022-04-12 - Fort Portal, Uganda.

A Colombian researcher has died after being trampled on by an elephant in Uganda's Kibale National Park. Ramirez Amaya Sebastian, who is based at a university in the US, had been carrying out a routin...


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Elephant tramples mahout to death in Thiruvananthapuram

2022-04-11 - Thiruvananthapuram, India.

A mahout was trampled to death by an elephant that ran amok on Monday at Mukkukada near Navayikkulam in Kerala's Thiruvananthapuram district. Unni, a native of Vellannoor, was killed by the elephant w...


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Accident in Prague Zoo"s "Elephant Valley" seriously injures breeder

2022-04-11 - Prague, Czech Republic. Raymond Johnston

A Prague Zoo employee was injured by an elephant over the weekend. The 31-year-old zoo employee had to be taken to the hospital for injuries to her pelvis, chest, and arm. The incident took place earl...


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Elephant count in Tamil Nadu rose by 800 in five years

2022-04-10 - COIMBATORE, India.

xperts from the Forest College and Research Institute in Mettupalayam have told a committee constituted to probe the reasons for the death of wild elephants, especially young ones, over the past year ...


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A film on Malasar tribes of Anamalai

2022-04-08 - Pollachi, India.

Malasar, a six-minute conservation film, narrated by actor Nasser, shows not just the sacred bond between elephants and the Malasar tribes of the Anamalai Hills but also the need to protect the tribes...


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